Music History: February 13
1900 : Wingy Manone
1914 : ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is formed in New York City.
1919 : Tennessee Ernie Ford
1920 : Songwriter Boudleaux Bryant is born in Shellman, Georgia. Co-wrote hit songs with wife Felice Bryant, including The Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream" and "Bye Bye Love."
1920 : Eileen Farrell
1925 : Gene Ames (The Ames Brothers)
1927 : Jim McReynolds (Jim and Jesse)
1930 : Dorothy McGuire (The McGuire Sisters)
1942 : Peter Tork (The Monkees)
1944 : Rebop Kwaku Baah (Traffic, Wings)
1944 : Stockard Channing
1945 : King Floyd
1945 : Roy Dyke (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1950 : Peter Gabriel
1951 : David Naughton
1952 : Ed Gagliardi (Foreigner)
1956 : Peter Hook (New Order)
1961 : Henry Rollins (Black Flag)
1961 : Les Warner (The Cult)
1966 : Freedom Williams (C and C Music Factory)
1974 : Robbie Williams
1997 : Michael Jackson's first child, a son named Prince, is born. The mother is his second wife, Debbie Rowe, who would relinquish custody.
1883 : Richard Wagner
1998 : Buddy Lee
1999 : Miss Toni Fisher
2001 : George Simon
2002 : Waylon Jennings
Certifications and Milestones (2)
1969 : The Doors' "Touch Me" is certified gold.
1969 : Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" is certified gold.
1954 : Guitar Slim's "The Things That I Used To Do" hits #1 R&B.
1958 : No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: Elvis Presley's "Don't"/"I Beg of You."
1961 : Lawrence Welk's "Calcutta" hits #1.
1965 : Jr. Walker & the All Stars' "Shotgun" enters the pop and R&B charts.
1968 : No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: Paul Mauriat's "Love Is Blue."
1970 : Black Sabbath's self-titled album enters the charts.
1971 : The Osmonds' "One Bad Apple" hits #1.
1981 : At week number 402 on the Billboard Album charts Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon sets the record for most consecutive weeks on the chart - if debuted in March 1973 and didn't leave until April 1988, after 724 weeks.
1988 : The California Raisins' "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" peaks at #84 on Billboard's Hot 100.
1993 : Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" from the soundtrack to The Bodyguard tops Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for the 13th week.
1961 : Frank Sinatra launches the first completely artist-owned label, Reprise Records. It will become home to artists like Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and The Beach Boys.
1970 : Black Sabbath releases their debut album. The marketers make sure that it comes out on Friday the 13th. To add mystique to the band's image, new manager Patrick Meehan asked the band to stop giving interviews. Word of mouth sold over 5,000 copies in the first week. The intended commercial single, "Evil Woman," didn't perform all that well, but the album shot to #8.
1940 : Earl "Fatha" Hines and His orchestra, "Boogie Woogie on the St. Louis Blues"
1967 : The Beatles, Only A Northern Song
1975 : Jefferson Starship, Miracles